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  • Agency Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were employed by non-departmental public bodies and agencies for which he has responsibility in 2004–05 in (a) total and...

  • Attendance Allowance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time was for an upgrade from the lower rate of attendance allowance to the higher rate in the latest period for which...

  • Benefit Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many fraudulent benefit claims were (a) detected and (b) prosecuted in each year since 1997.

  • Call Centres

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2005, Official Report, column 1006W, on call centres, if he will break down the figures by each...

  • Call Centres

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average speed of response to calls and (b) proportion of failed calls was for each public call centre operated by or on behalf of...

  • Child Support Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his oral evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee on 15 February 2006, if he will list the identified IT defects in the Child...

  • Child Support Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on the impact on child poverty of the failure to collect maintenance payments through the Child Support...

  • Customer Performance Targets

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which of his Department's customer performance targets are being missed on the basis of the latest available information; and if he will make a...

  • Departmental Costs/Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) salary bill was and (b) administrative costs were for his Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of the UK and (ii)...

  • Departmental Costs/Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on involuntary and voluntary staff exit schemes in (a) the Department and (b) each agency of the Department in each year...

  • Energy Efficiency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to increase energy efficiency within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

  • Financial Assistance Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the administrative costs of the Financial Assistance Scheme have been in each year since its creation, including the costs of consultants...

  • Home Computing Initiative

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the Department was of offering its staff participation in the Home Computing Initiative.

  • Invalidity Benefit

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of invalidity benefit had their benefit reduced in each of the last five years; for what reasons in each case; and if he...

  • Learning Disability

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will work with the voluntary sector to develop a common definition of learning disability to be used (a) by Jobcentre Plus and (b) for...

  • Ministerial Activities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) public speeches and (b) official visits (i) he and (ii) his predecessor made on departmental business since 5 May 2005; and how...

  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis are in receipt of disability living allowance (DLA); and how many such...

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to make state pension accrual easier for those in part-time work.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the annual cost of extending the Pension Protection Fund compensation terms to all those who have lost their...

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1359W, to the hon. Member for Tamworth (Mr. Jenkins), on pensions, what...

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what meetings the Secretary of State has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer since 30 November 2005 to discuss future policy in relation...

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the annual cost of implementing the Ombudsman's recommendations set out in his report Trusting in the Pensions Promise.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what role the parliamentary ombudsman will play in negotiations on failed occupational pension schemes; and if he will make a statement.

  • Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many events were organised by non-governmental organisations to complement events organised by his Department to mark Pensions Day on 18...

  • Post Office Card Account

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the basis was for his Department's calculation that the cost of making a pension or benefit payment into a Post Office card account is £1.

  • Post Office Card Account

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost is of a transaction through a Post Office card account; and if he will make a statement.

  • Post Office Card Account

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions why the contract for the Post Office card account between the Department and Post Office Ltd. prohibits the Post Office from (a) publicising...

  • Post Office Card Account

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advice is provided to those interested in switching from the Post Office account card to direct payment into a bank account; and whether...

  • Post Office Card Account

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the (a) public documents, (b) web pages and (c) standard letters sent to hon. Members and constituents in which he has referred...

  • Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of members of the principal civil service pension scheme in his Department joined the scheme before the age of (a) 20, (b) 25,...

  • Unemployment (Wirral)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed people over 50 years of age have been assisted back to work in (a) Wirral West and (b) Wirral borough since 1997.

  • Workers from EU Accession Countries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many workers from EU accession countries who have signed up with the Worker Registration Scheme are claiming in-work benefits; and if...